Articles - July, 2010

July Green Coverage in Review

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Below you'll find a gathering of links to our coverage from last month.  Also, by way of site news, we've started publishing a weekly email newsletter, which will be delivered every Saturday.  Until now, we've been using Feedburner, which is a Google-powered RSS-to-email daily email service, and it's still available.  You can subscribe to the weekly edition here.

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G-List Buildings, Sustainability Stars, Housing Magic, + Vintage Preservation

Week in Review

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Custom Container Studio Pod in Austin

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Alan Stulberg, a vintage motorcycle builder and mechanic, has been thinking about this project for nearly six years.  Deciding to take the plunge, he drew a rough sketch one day and five months later, here’s the Studio Pod.  Stulberg built the container studio in his backyard in Austin, Texas, and it’s now being used as a creative artist space.

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Sleek Blink Charging Stations for EVs

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Earlier we took a look at GE Wattstation and the Coulomb CT500, but there’s another player, ECOtality, that’s looking to stake a claim in this area.  The company just unveiled their sexy new electric vehicle charging station, Blink, which will be available in two models, one a wall-mount for the home and the other a stand-alone unit for commercial use.

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Elegant, Recycled, Solid Surface: Glass2

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This newly certified Cradle to Cradle product, Glass2, is an elegant material that can be used as a countertop, vanity, wall cladding, flooring, or almost anything else you can think of.  The product is made with 99% recycled glass and no resin and can be worked on by stone and glass fabricators.  Glass2 is sold through dealerships dotting the nation, available in thickness anywhere from 16 to 35 mm, and made in 12 colors ranging from Glacier White to Azurite. 

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Northwest Modern Solar Home in PDX

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This contemporary home just hit the market about a week ago and comes with Earth Advantage Gold certification and a 2.4 kW photovoltaic system expected to save the future owner about 30% on utilities.  With three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and 1,836 square feet, the speculative home at 5110 NE 17th Street also has bamboo flooring, tankless water heating, and energy-efficient appliances for $419,000, illustrating the fact that in progressive cities like Portland, stylish green homes are becoming the standard. 

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